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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.


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Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School Students

The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.


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College Student Prep: Must-Have Items For Every Dorm Room

The bags are packed and the move-in date is coming up fast. Now all that’s left before moving into the dorms and starting a new life at college is dorm-room shopping. Here are some essential items to put on that shopping list.



School Closing Alert Sing-Up


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Pick-A-Side: Who Is Your Favorite School Teacher?

It’s time to pick a side, who is your favorite TV or movie school teacher?


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Tips For Buying A Laptop

There’s plenty of summer left before it’s time to head back to school, but now is a good time to get started on shopping for your student.


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Forget The Freshman 15, Start Planning Now For Freshman 800

Freshmen will spend at least $800 the first year, according to a national back to college survey. That’s on top of tuition and room and board.



Back To School, Back To Reality

Now that school is back in session, it’s back to reality. No more late nights, and even later mornings staying in bed.


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Back To School: Replacing Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

The rainy weather didn’t put a damper on attitudes about the first day back to school.


Health Watch: Is Your Bagged Lunch Safe?

With summer over, the kids are heading back to school, and health experts are warning parents about packing safe lunches.


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A Fresh Start For A Philadelphia School District Steeped In Controversy

After a tumultuous summer that saw the buyout of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, a new school year begins today for Philadelphia public school students.


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Sunflower Marks Summer Time

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – OK, back to school. Summer always seems too short for kids and possibly too long for parents. But keeping track of time in summer is hard – the days run together without […]


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Adjust Kids’ Sleep Habits For School

One of the biggest battles as the school year begins is making sure children get enough sleep.


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Local Personal Growth Coach Offers Back To School Tips

Teresa Moore Griffin, a local personal growth coach, says the start of the school year is the perfect time to establish new habits for their kids to help them get the most out of the school year.